What’s New in 2019

Fully Focused Digital Agenda

Asian Downstream Summit agenda will be revamped to a full-fledged focus on “digital transformation” and “Industry 4.0” and divided into 2 tracks:

  • Digital Innovations, Manufacturing & Automation
  • HSE & Achieving Operational Excellence (NEW!)

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New Co-located Event: Refining & Petrochemicals Asia (RPA)

RPA will be co-located with the “digital” Asian Downstream Summit. The key focus of the RPA agenda will be on refining and petrochemical technologies including licensing technologies, IMO 2020, catalyst technologies, project trends and updates, equipment innovations and clean fuel technologies, giving our partners a one-stop-shop to meet industry leaders under one roof to network, seek partnerships and learn about the latest technologies.

Fresh New Content

Restructuring and refreshing the technical streams at Asian Downstream Summit, keeping up with latest trends with key topics including:

  • Improve process safety and HSE management performance (NEW!)
  • Predictive maintenance and turnaround excellence
  • Manufacturing Process Optimisation
  • Asset Optimization & Asset Integrity (NEW!)
  • Digital Technology Applications & Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in oil & gas (NEW!)
  • Leveraging Machine Learning to improve demand forecasting in supply chain  (NEW!)
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Other New Stuff This Year Include:

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  • Heavy focus on digitalisation in petrochemical and specialty chemicals at Asian Downstream Summit
  • Morning Plenary Session on the growing importance of “Cybersecurity” in oil & gas – understanding the growing importance of cybersecurity in oil & gas
  • Focus on “safety” with 5 presentations & case studies on this key topic highlighting the importance of safety and technology applications to improve safety and HSE management performance
  • Focus on Automation – Technical and forward looking sessions with a heavy focus on robotics, automation, industry 4.0
  • More participation from China, Japan, India, Korea & Middle East while maintaining the usual ASEAN delegation
  • PODs are here to stay! – From booths to PODs – “open faced” PODs for a better flow and to create a better overall experience for both exhibitors and attendee
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  • 1-on-1 private business matching platform – maximize your ROI from the event by meeting with key business associates in pre-arranged meetings. Over 150+ meetings were pre-arranged at ADS2018 and we expect over 300 pre-arranged meetings at the 2019 event!
  • Digitalisation best practices and case studies - from refinery, chemical, and specialty chemical plants
  • Panel sessions on topics like Automation, IIoT, Refinery of the Future & Strategies to stay competitive in 2019 and beyond